Sometimes a biscuit will surprise you.
We were going to an afternoon movie at the Belcourt and stopped in Jackson’s for a quick bite to eat. I’ve eaten at Jackson’s many times over the years. I’ve had their salads, their paninis, their french toast, and their spinach-garlic dip that will blow your taste buds away. But I had never even noticed the biscuits on the brunch menu. That’s what happens when an obsession begins – you start to notice things.
So I decided to take a chance and order the Sunrise Sliders – biscuits with scrambled egg, cheese, and Conecuh smoked sausage. I’d never heard of the sausage before, but it seems to be from Alabama and is, I suppose, special enough to be called by name.
The resulting biscuit concoction was far better than I had expected. What the menu did not say is that they would be served with pepper jelly on the side. What a lovely surprise! It would have been very good without the jelly but that was the touch that set this meal apart and made it worth remembering. The pepper jelly added a little spicy sweetness that rounded out the rest of the flavors perfectly. I’ll definitely be back for more.